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Type B-1, primarily named Kageo (景雄 Kageo?) but also referred to as "Mummy",[1] is a skeletal humanoid creature characterized by his low resilance and dry habitat. Produced through human genome experimentation, he was used by various parties to help carry out humanity-threatening worldwide incidents, beginning with Dr. Roy Curien in 1998.

Other iterations of Kageo were developed, including the full-bodied Bourbon (バーボン), Ken (けん), and Suzuki (鈴木); and the half-bodied Kageo J (影尾 J) and Torso Kageo (胴影). These variants often have different behavioral traits and weapons.

Kageo is one of few enemies that has appeared in every entry of the main House of the Dead series. 

Appearances

The House of the Dead

Kageo first appears in the Curien Mansion in the first House of the Dead game, originally with the name "Mummy". As stated in the Sega Saturn manual, Mummy was created by Curien sometime after that of Ebitan, as he wanted to "create something a little drier for a change". Mummy's structure was off a Japanese model Curien encountered at a trade journal, possibly revealing his extremely thin build was based off an anorexic human. The manual further explains that he wanders around damp areas to keep himself from drying out, explaining his preference for darker and more dreadful areas. True to his mummified appearance, his resilience is lower compared to the other zombies infesting the Curien Mansion.

The House of the Dead 2

Kageo appears again, having been recreated in numbers by Caleb Goldman to raid a large, unnamed city, this time with his official name being Kageo. Still with his relative fragility compared to the other creatures, he still prefers to prowl in dark and dreary areas, though this time his reasons behind this preference may be different from drying out. His build was used as a template by Goldman to create a stronger zombie named Ken.

The House of the Dead III

Kageo returns in this game.

The House of the Dead 4 and Special

Kageo appears in this series, with a similar build like that of the previous games. He appears to be an emaciated old man with bony features. Despite its appearance which shows it is not resilient, Kageos have a faster attack rate compared to other creatures. They also appear in a torso form, although this form appears only during Chapter 3.

House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn

Kageo returns once more.

Gallery

The House of the Dead 2

Screenshots

House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn

Official Art

Trivia

  • The developers of the original The House of the Dead said that Kageo was their favorite enemy from that game.[2]

References

  1. https://oldgamesdownload.com/wp-content/uploads/The_House_of_the_Dead_Manual_Saturn_EN.pdf#page=20
  2. "Interview: The House of the Dead, Sega Saturn Magazine, issue 23, September 1997, page 62.
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